Short Term missions

Short-Term Trips 2023

Whether you have been given the gifts of mercy and justice, are a college student looking for a missions internship, or looking to use your business skills for the Kingdom of God; there are a variety of needs and opportunities to serve internationally. 

 

TEAM JAPAN

Lilyan Souza led a team to Japan to encourage and to pray for the work of Missions to the World (MTW) of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), our church denomination.  The team went in mid-July of 2023. Team leader: Lilyan Souza.

 

 

Other Short-term Opportunities

 

 

Global Missions Conference

2023 Global Missions Conference

October 27-29

 

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.” 1 Corinthians 12:12

 

 

This year’s Global Missions Conference theme was “The Body in Motion,” based on 1 Cor. 12:12. Reverend Greg Hills spoke to us about God’s heart for mission, our call as the body, and ways to respond as the body. We were joined by Shohei Ueki, who spoke about his work in Japan. In addition, the conference included a workshop on how to prepare for missions, updates from our missionaries around the world, a robust children’s program, and dinner and fellowship. Please contact our Global Missions Intern, Lily Souza, or our Global Missions Team Leader, Pam Jaeger, with any questions, and don’t forget to make your Faith Promise.

 

 

Faith Promise is vital for supporting our global missions work for the upcoming year.

Make a pledge to Faith Promise, or give now and support our global missions work.

 

 

Get Involved

Missions is calling the world to worship the One True God and at FPC, we support the work of missions in a number of ways. Fueled by a passion for God’s glory, empowered by the Holy Spirit, FPC commits to sharing the Gospel and making disciples cross-culturally so that Christ-honoring church grow among the nations. We desire to raise up and send out long-term and short-term missionaries from our own congregation to plant indigenous gospel-centered, self-sustaining churches. We also financially support missionaries whose works align with our goals and priorities.

Connect at FPC

  • Attending the annual Global Missions Conference (November 4-6, 2022)
  • Receiving missionary newsletters
  • Serving on the Global Missions Team
  • Giving toward Faith Promise (You must indicate that you are designating your gift toward ‘Global Missions, Faith Promise’).  All of our financial support for our work is mainly raised through our annual Faith Promise giving.  Once a year, during our Missions Conference week, we ask our congregation to pledge financial commitments beyond what they give to our regular annual budget.  These pledges collectively become our Faith Promise, or missions budget, for the year.

    For the safety of many of our international missionaries serving in areas that are hostile to the gospel of Jesus Christ, we do not list their names or organizations on our website.

Serve Locally

  • Teaching ESL to Immigrants/Refugees
  • Helping with the Ipswich Refugee Program
  • Serving at the new Bangladesh church plant in Lynn, MA
  • Working with local college ministries

Go Globally 

  • Short-term| Whether you have been given the gifts of mercy and justice, are a college student looking for a missions internship, or looking to use your business skills for the Kingdom of God; there are a multiplicity of needs and opportunities to serve internationally. 
    • 2023 Short-Term Trips
      • TEAM JAPAN

        Lilyan Souza is leading a team to Japan to encourage and to pray for the work of Missions to the World (MTW) of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), our church denomination.  The team plans to go in mid-July of 2023. Team leader: Lilyan Souza.

 

Contact the church office if you would like to learn more about global missions at FPC or see how you can get involved.

 

Core Values

 

Gospel-Centered

We want to be faithful to the spreading of the gospel message so that more people would come to know the salvation of Jesus Christ. We believe that the gospel is what changes everything and we want it to be the heart of all of our cross-cultural endeavors. While we believe that social justice and relief work are crucial to global missions work, our primary goal is to plant gospel-centered indigenous churches that plant more gospel-centered churches.

 

Recklessly Dependent

We believe that God calls us away from the status quo and to take risks by faith in His strength for the sake of God’s eternal Kingdom. The Lord calls His people to step out in faith that seems reckless. Yet that reckless abandonment to the will of the Lord brings glory and honor to Him. Our focus is to bring the gospel to the most unreached areas of the world, and we believe that is only through the empowerment and equipping of the Holy Spirit that we will be able to endure all things for the sake of God’s elect among the nations.

 

Altogether Integrated

We believe that global missions involves the whole of congregational life in the work of the Great Commission as an equipping and sending church. Global missions is not simply a compartmentalized ministry exclusively for specialists; rather, global missions should involve a comprehensive involvement from all of the members of our congregation. 

 

Strategically Focused

By refining our direction through prayer, a Biblical assessment of global needs, and our church’s unique calling, our church seeks to focus our global missions on sending, praying, and giving in three strategic areas (“Epicenters”): Arab World, Bangladesh, and China. Moreover, we want to have meaningful relationships and intentionally support and communicate with each of our missionaries. Each of our missionaries has come through and been sent out by our church. 

 

Passion for God’s Glory 

Ultimately, we are fueled by a desire to extend the worship of God among the nations. The glory of God is the chief end of all our endeavors and the source of all of our joy.

 

Epicenters

 

After evaluating what our church feels called to do in the world, we established that we wanted to focus on three things: 1) pioneer gospel access to where there is little or no access; 2) go deeper where we already have invested; 3) focus on places where there are concrete opportunities for our members that will make it possible for everyone to be engaged in global missions. Moreover, we wanted to concentrate our efforts by giving more support and resources to our strategic partners in three strategic geographical locations (“Epicenters”).

 

Arab World

 

Bangladesh

 

East Asia

 

 

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